Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Death of Ari Zolberg

Aristide Zolberg was one of the great political scientists of the last half-century, with a profound knowledge of France among a vast range of other subjects. For a tribute you to the man, I refer you to Arun Kapil, who was a student of Zolberg's. I didn't know him well, but on each occasion that I met him, I came away with the impression that he was not only a brilliant man but also, more importantly, as my grandmother would have said, "a real mensch"--Yiddish for an authentic human being. I note his passing with sadness.

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